Author Archives: Rachel_Fagut

Juliana Everyday

“I finally came to terms with the fact that while it might be incredibly romantic to be discovered in a coffee shop, todays listeners—both casual listeners and fans and people on the industry side of things—were tuned into the internet. That’s just how things are these days. If you want an audience, that’s where you have […]

You Have 7,196,807,790 Friend Requests

I used to pride myself on knowing every person that I was friends with on Facebook. In reality though, I don’t know if that was ever true, and now, with 1,993 friends, I can say with certainty that this will never be true. Social media is great for many things: image editing, instant news updates, restaurant recommendation, […]

Social Media Storm Assists in Real Storm: Philippines Typhoon Relief

Yesterday, CNN reported that, “More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan laid waste to much of the central Philippines, the toll is overwhelming: entire communities flattened, thousands dead and nearly 2 million people displaced.” Sadly, my generation is becoming used to reading headlines like this one. In just my twenty-one years of life, I have lived through […]

Why Rachel Fagut Hates BuzzFeed

Have you ever heard of “The Best Page in the Universe?” If your answer is no, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Until yesterday, I didn’t know that this page existed. What drew me to the page was a video that I stumbled across titled, “I hate BuzzFeed.” At first, this title disturbed me. I love […]

How to Become Vine-Famous

How did you just spend the last six seconds? Before January 24th, 2013, this was never a question that I had to address. Now, if I open up the app Vine on my phone, I can spend six seconds watching news clips, parodies, concert clips, and even some back and forth Vine-Romance videos. Vine, a […]

SPAMming Your Feed

If you weren’t already aware, October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month,” and this awareness could not have come soon enough, in my opinion.  During the past week, a study came out that reported at 355% increase in social media spam during the first half of 2013. Although these results weren’t surprising to me, they […]

Tweeting with a Purpose

Have you ever heard the “Moments that Restore Your Faith in Humanity” posts? These articles have become a guilty pleasure of mine. Instead of focusing on the bad in society, they focus on the good. As an undergraduate student at a Jesuit institution, we are all about the Good. One issue that I have about […]